In the present day on KSR: Sydney wins gold, One month ’til kickoff | Kentucky Sports activities Radio

In the present day on KSR: Sydney wins gold, One month ’til kickoff | Kentucky Sports activities Radio

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Good morning, associates, and welcome to Wednesday, a day made a lot better by the truth that we’re one month from kickoff of Kentucky soccer and someday from the top of my five-day quick/cleanse. We’re so shut I can scent the recent canines within the Blue Lot. I can’t wait to eat one.
Earlier than we get to soccer…
Sydney McLaughlin received gold, set one other World File
In case you missed the massive information final evening, Sydney McLaughlin introduced residence gold within the 400m hurdles in thrilling style. The previous Kentucky Wildcat chased down her rival Dalilah Muhammad within the ultimate stretch to clinch the win, smashing her previous world report within the course of. Syd completed in 51.46 seconds, besting her final WR of 51.90 by nearly half a second.

HER GOLDEN [email protected] takes the gold in world report style within the girls’s 400m hurdles ultimate! #TokyoOlympics x @TeamUSA
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— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 4, 2021

Afterwards, Syd and Muhammad had been fast to embrace. The 2 girls have battled within the occasion over time, swapping first-place finishes and world information. Muhammad’s time of 51.58 additionally beat McLaughlin’s earlier world report, set within the Olympic Trials in June. As Syd has stated all through her coaching, “Iron sharpens iron.”

Iron sharpens iron.
Hear from the gold and silver medalists, @GoSydGo and Dalilah Muhammad. #TokyoOlympics x @TeamUSA
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— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 4, 2021

Congrats, Syd! Take a relaxation; you deserve it.
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Sydney’s run had Twitter buzzing, even drawing reward from Inexperienced Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. After receiving an invite to a meet from the Kentucky Observe and Area account, Rodgers stated he’d solely come if he may deliver his bestie, former Wildcat Randall Cobb.

Provided that I can deliver UK grad @rcobb18 #
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) August 4, 2021

Let’s make it occur.

One month till kickoff
In a single month, we’ll be listening to the KSR Pregame Present (that includes Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond, Drew Franklin, Freddie Maggard, and Kash Daniel) as we prepare for the season-opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe. Fall camp begins tomorrow, with Media Day going down Friday and Fan Day Saturday. ICYMI, Fan Day will likely be somewhat totally different this 12 months. To guard the well being and security of the gamers and workers, there received’t be an autograph or image session, BUT there will likely be an open apply and prizes for followers all through. For extra particulars, try Nick’s publish from yesterday.
KSR will likely be 5 deep at Kroger Area Friday morning to deliver you Mark Stoops, Liam Coen, Brad White, and the gamers’ remarks, together with movies and footage galore. We’ll even have boots on the bottom Saturday to seize our first have a look at the Cats in motion. It’s nearly right here…
Staff USA performs Australia within the Semifinals late tonight
When you’re an evening owl, keep as much as see if Staff USA can beat Australia within the males’s basketball semifinals. The sport suggestions at 12:15 AM ET (Reside Stream), with the winner advancing to the gold medal recreation and the loser heading to the bronze medal recreation. France and Slovenia play within the different semifinal, which begins at 7 a.m. ET Thursday morning.
Staff USA misplaced to Australia 91-83 in an exhibition in Las Vegas again on July 12, however the People had been with out Devin Booker, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Vacation as they completed up the NBA finals. After dropping their first Olympic recreation vs. France on July 25, Staff USA has slowly come collectively, profitable three straight. Right here’s hoping that momentum continues.
Sooner or later nearer to Jalen Duren’s announcement
Friday evening, we’ll lastly know Jalen Duren’s subsequent transfer. The five-star middle will announce his determination reside from the Staff Last headquarters in Delaware at 6 p.m. with Kentucky, Memphis, Miami (FL), the NBA G League and the Australian NBL listed because the finalists. Buzz within the recruiting world the previous couple of weeks is that Miami and Memphis had been main for Duren, however as we get nearer to his announcement, it seems like nobody actually is aware of for sure.
Yesterday, ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein went on Jason & John on 92.9 FM ESPN out of Memphis to preview the choice and stated exterior of the NBL not being an possibility, he’s unsure what Duren will do. He famous that Kentucky’s workers “determined to actually go all in on Jalen” after the Kofi Cockburn ordeal, and pointed to John Calipari’s success in getting gamers to reclassify. On our personal radio present, Matt Jones shared some scoop, citing a supply round Kentucky’s program that stated it’s all the way down to Kentucky and Memphis.
“I used to be advised the G League is out. Out. Miami possibly a sliver of an opportunity, however the G League’s out,” Jones stated on KSR. “I’m not saying Miami is out, however I’ve heard the G League is out. My supply thought Kentucky and Memphis are the highest two.”
We’ll discover out for sure on Friday.
Cats in motion within the NBA Summer season League
Imagine it or not, the NBA Summer season League tipped off yesterday, with eight groups in motion throughout the California Traditional and Salt Lake Metropolis Summer season Leagues. Final evening, Kahlil Whitney made his debut for the Golden State Warriors, scoring eight factors (together with two threes) and grabbing three rebounds in slightly below quarter-hour. Over in Salt Lake Metropolis, Nate Sestina pulled down seven rebounds in his first recreation for the Utah Jazz Blue squad. Skal Labissiere had six factors, seven rebounds, two blocks, one help, and one steal for the Spurs, making the Twitter spotlight reel.

Skal getting it accomplished on each ends!! ??
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) August 4, 2021

Right here’s the BBNBA schedule for tonight in case you’re seeking to scratch that basketball itch:
— 7:00 p.m. (NBATV): San Antonio Spurs (Skal Labissiere) vs. Utah Jazz Blue (Nate Sestina)— 8:00 p.m. (ESPNU): Miami Warmth vs. Golden State Warriors (Kahlil Whitney, Mychal Mulder)— 9:00 p.m. (NBATV): Memphis Grizzlies (Olivier Sarr) vs. Utah Jazz White
The Summer season League actually will get rolling this weekend in Vegas. For extra on which Cats are collaborating, try our primer from earlier this week.
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